PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Nelson City Council November 2015 (Video) (11/2/2015)

    Nelson Police Station named Nelson Police Department with plaque on building recognizing Police Chief Jim Koury....
  • Nelson City Council November 2015 (Video)
  • Auxiliary Unit Enjoys Busy Autumn (11/1/2015)

    Everyone knows fall is the busy season in the mountains but did you know it's also a very busy time for the Sheriff's auxiliary unit? It has been a stellar fall for volunteering opportunities and fund-raising for the unit. With oodles of tourists plus festivals the members have been extremely busy m... more
  • Auxiliary Unit Enjoys Busy Autumn
  • Energy Assistance Program Opens For Homebound and Elderly on December 1, 2015 (11/1/2015)

    The State of Georgia, Department of Human Services, with whom North Georgia Community Action, Inc. contracts, has announced that a Energy Assistance Program is expected to open on December 1, 2015 with the beginning of the Homebound/Elderly application intake period. The opening date is a month lat... more
  • Energy Assistance Program Opens For Homebound and Elderly on December 1, 2015
  • Fill-a-Stocking Application Deadline is December 10th (11/1/2015)

    The Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking program provided Christmas presents for 1,000 children in Pickens County in 2014. Multiple gifts are given to each of our community's needy children with a combined value of at least $50. This is accomplished through generous donations and the club's fundraising... more
  • Fill-a-Stocking Application Deadline is December 10th
  • New Listings Down Why? (11/1/2015)

    After suffering through what was at least arguably the worst real estate correction in history, most of the surrounding county markets seem to be coming back. For some reason, Pickens is trailing behind. To the left are three charts to illustrate (residential listings only). The first chart repre... more
  • New Listings Down  Why?
  • What is a Radio Play on the Stage? (11/1/2015)

    Tater Patch Players' holiday offering is an old familiar story in a remarkable setting. In 1946, we were moving rapidly away from all the hardships and bad memories of World War Two. Americans were comfortable and optimistic. Families would gather for dinner and after dinner, would listen to new... more
  • What is a Radio Play on the Stage?
  • PHS Cross Country Boys' and Girls' Teams Heading to State (10/30/2015)

    Pickens High School Cross Country Teams are heading to State Championship in Carrollton next week after competing in the Region 7-AAAA Championship yesterday in Ringold, Ga. Below are results: Boys' Team - 3rd place Sean Parker won the boys' race with time 16:29:59. Girls Team - 2nd place ... more
  • PHS Cross Country Boys' and Girls' Teams Heading to State
  • Halloween Night in Downtown Jasper (10/28/2015)

    This year the Jasper Merchants Association has put together two FREE family friendly events on Saturday, October 31, 2015 for all ages to begin with the Trick or Treat on Main Street starting at 4pm to 6pm. Main Street will be closed off for all the trick or treaters on Halloween night. This will be... more
  • Halloween Night in Downtown Jasper
  • Buy A Brick and Help Complete Boys & Girls Club New Facility (10/27/2015)

    Help the construction continue on the Boys and Girls Club of Pickens County facility in Roper Park. 90% of the 2.3 million goal raised to date. The Club will feature a Teen Center, Pre-teen area and a gym-sized health & fitness center. Buy a brick and your donation will be remembered forever. Giv... more
  • Buy A Brick and Help Complete Boys & Girls Club New Facility
  • NTSB Preliminary Report of Piper PA-38-112 Plane Crash on October 8, 2015 (10/27/2015)
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    "After suspending the attached cabin section from a crane in a wings level position and draining the fuel system, examination of the contents of the left and right fuels tanks revealed that a negligible amount of fuel was present in the left fuel tank, and approximately a 1/2 cup of fuel was present...
  • NTSB Preliminary Report of Piper PA-38-112 Plane Crash on October 8, 2015
  • Pickens County Board of Education Chair Explains E-SPLOST (10/27/2015)
    Pickens County residents vote on the E-SPLOST in the November 3rd General Election
    I encourage anyone to contact me or any Board of Education (BOE) member directly with questions regarding E-SPLOST or any other issue related to the Pickens County School District. Our board members participate in numerous events throughout the county. We attend sporting events, district work sessio... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education Chair Explains E-SPLOST
  • Real Men Wear Pink to Fight Breast Cancer (10/27/2015)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital's annual Real Men Wear Pink campaign promotes early detection of breast cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Four men make up the 2015 "Real Men" team, serving as ambassadors who advocate for women to schedule mammograms. Alan Davenport and ... more
  • Real Men Wear Pink to Fight Breast Cancer
  • 2016 Citizen of the Year Nominations Underway (10/26/2015)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2016 Pickens County Citizen of the Year Award, sponsored by ETC Communications, LLC, which will be presented Saturday, January 16 during the Pickens County Winter Ball at the Tate House. The Citizen of the Year Award was cre... more
  • 2016 Citizen of the Year Nominations Underway
  • Eat Free at the Jasper Farmers Market (10/26/2015)

    When you ask a Pickens County native where some business establishment is they often answer with, "its down there by the old (no longer existing business establishment) building". And they really believe that should answer your question, even though it might have been non-existing for 10 or 20 year... more
  • Eat Free at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • JMA Sponsored Trick or Treating on Main Street is October 31st (10/26/2015)

    The Board of Directors for the Jasper Merchants Association strive to work with our PAID members and all the other Merchants and Organizations that are located not only in Downtown Jasper but throughout the whole of Pickens County. With that being said. For the past six (6) months, at JMA regular... more
  • JMA Sponsored Trick or Treating on Main Street is October 31st
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